A thousand years ago, the immortal Trogres forged a powerful relic to aid the newly formed canines in their endeavors. To prevent any one ruler from seizing all its power, the elders of this brilliant half-troll, half-ogre race hid the Relic deep within the heart of the kingdom of Bovania, where its presence has since changed the land's once peaceful Great Danes into greedy, power-hungry dogs. With this lust for power, so too has come a lust for the ancient piece, and over the centuries, attempts have been made to unearth it and unleash its great force. Even though such attempts have proved fatal in the past, King Ulric of Bovania remains determined to find, and possess, the Relic-and will let thing stand in his way. But just when he thinks the Relic is within reach, Ulric learns that it's longer hidden where it once was. It's w across the Norse Sea, somewhere in Britannia, and he embarks on a ruthless quest to discover where. Joined by his soldiers and mongrel allies made along the way, Ulric reaps havoc on Britannia in his search. Will he find what he's looking for? Or will Britannia's combined forces bring this unruly dog to heel?
Joel Harris holds a bachelors degree in ministry and bible studies and has been working in Christian ministry for the past fifteen years. He currently serves as minister at Ward Street Church of Christ in Hardy, Arkansas. Harris is loving husband to wife Lisa, to whom he has been married for twenty-three years, and with whom he is proud parent to two wonderful children, Autumn and Ian, and one very personable dog who thinks she's their third child. A lifelong dog enthusiast, Harris has enjoyed the companionship of many canines over the years and has developed a deep admiration and respect for the species, which he has infused into his writing in very unique ways. Central to his epic novels, Rise of the Carrion Lord and Relic, are compelling nonhuman characters, most of whom are highly intelligent dogs. For more on the author and his fantasy world, visit www.joel-harris.com.